Lot 140
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ROLEX | 'UNDERLINE' SUBMARINER, REF 5513STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH POINTED CROWN GUARDS AND BRACELETCIRCA 1963

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20,000 - 40,000 CHF
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25,000 CHF
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Description

  • 'UNDERLINE' SUBMARINER, REF 5513STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH POINTED CROWN GUARDS AND BRACELETCIRCA 1963
Dial: black underline Calibre: 1530 automatic, 26 jewels Case: stainless steel, screw-down back Case number: 991'977 Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp Dimensions: 40 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 230 mm Signed: case, dial and movement Accessories: Rolex presentation case

Catalogue Note

The present lot, reference 5513, was introduced in 1962.  Widely considered the pinnacle reference in the Rolex Submariner lineage, this example has been marked with an 'underline' to the dial. It has been theorised that this underline, a very interesting and unusual feature, denotes the transition period between the use of radium luminescence and tritium luminescence. Indeed, measurements have been taken showing that these 'underline' dials emit lesser levels of radiation suggesting the presence of Tritium over Radium.

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